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Disability: Access to Work

Volume 688: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of the participants in the access to work pilot schemes were not self-referred. [HL718]

Access to work is a programme that helps disabled people find or stay in employment and has been in existence since 1994. Jobcentre Plus delivers it through a network of business centres.

Under access to work guidance, the customer must apply directly for support, and although they may find out about the programme through other sources such as their employer, a voluntary organisation or a disability employment adviser, it is not possible for other individuals or organisations to make direct referrals to the programme.